Review (x3): New Brown Rice Triscuit Thin Crisps (Wasabi & Soy Sauce, Cinnamon Sugar, Sour Cream & Chive) & TAMPA BAY BUCS UNIS = YUCK
Junk Food Nation, it’s another snowy Monday here in DC. Please make it stop. Someone.
Last night were the Oscars, and I was up waaaay too late. Yawn. Anyways, after listening to hours of fashion breakdown last night, I woke to see the Tampa Bay Buccaneers new Nike uniforms on Twitter:
Holy Hell, these are hideous. Time to pull off my best Tim Gunn / Paul Lukas impression: Obviously, the alarm clock numbers are the first thing that jumps out. Why the hell would Nike think that a digital font was a good idea, unless the Bucs are doing a cross promotion with the return of FOX’s “24.” Is Keifer gonna run around Europe in one of these? Second, why the hell would you have the flags on the helmet flapping TOWARDS the front instead of flowing the way they would if you were, oh I don’t know, RUNNING WITH A FLAG? Nike, the laws of physics, THE LAWS OF PHYSICS. COME ON NOW.
Well, have fun with those, Bucs. Tell me what you think in the comments below, Junk Food Nation.
Today’s junk food: New Brown Rice Triscuit Thin Crisps!
BROWN RICE TRISCUIT THIN CRISPS! Woot woot. Three new flavors: Wasabi & Soy Sauce, Cinnamon Sugar, and Sour Cream & Chive. We discussed these on the most recent Nosh Show:
Oh yeah, BTW, that was our LAST Nosh Show – the new one will be up tomorrow (I think.)
Anyways, back to these New Brown Rice Triscuit Thin Crisps. Triscuit has gone through a bunch of iterations. First, regular Triscuits. Then, flavored Triscuits. Then Triscuit Thin Crisps. Then Brown Rice Triscuits. And NOW, Brown Rice Triscuit THIN CRISPS. I guess it was the natural progression. My brain hurts.
These are some new flavors, but let’s face it – it’s really the Wasabi & Soy Sauce ones that anyone cares about. Cinnamon Sugar and Sour Cream aren’t new, at all. So let’s get started with the key flavor: New Brown Rice Wasabi & Soy Sauce Triscuit Thin Crisps!
I opened this box of New Brown Rice Wasabi & Soy Sauce Triscuit Thin Crisps, and took a deep whiff: smelled faintly like soy sauce. Excited, I popped some Thin Crisps into my mouth and BOOM: really savory soy sauce and wasabi flavor! Holy cow. These were good.
The soy sauce flavor was immediate, savory, while not overpowering – these crisps weren’t a salt lick. And the wasabi flavor was balanced perfectly – these didn’t burn at all, and didn’t fill my nostrils with horseradish smoke. The two tastes (soy and wasabi) complemented each other really well; the flavors came together perfectly like they do when you’re eating sushi.
The brown rice Thin Crisp? Honestly, seemed just like a regular Brown Rice Triscuit to me – extra crispy because of the rice, with the same shredded wheat texture because it’s a Triscuit. The flavors merged nicely on this base, however, and it reminded me a LOT of the rice crackers I grew up eating. VERY GOOD JOB, Nabisco!
Next up: New Brown Rice Cinnamon Sugar Triscuit Thin Crisps!
When I opened this box of New Brown Rice Cinnamon Sugar Triscuit Thin Crisps, they REALLY smelled strongly of cinnamon. Good start. I popped these into my mouth….MMMMM very tasty indeed! And a bit surprising.
The surprising part was that these actually were NOT very sweet. I mean, they were sweet, sure, but with Sugar in the name I thought these would be EXTRA sugary, like a churro, or like the recent Sweet/Salty Cinnamon & Sugar Snyder’s Pretzel Pieces I reviewed. THOSE tasted like a crunchy churro. These, however, did not – despite the look of the cracker, these were much more muted on the sugar side. Instead, the flavor I got was of an almost-buttery cinnamon and sugar toast. The cinnamon and sugar were nicely balanced so that neither really took over.
Cracker texture, same as the first. I’d qualify these as “slightly sweet” with good cinnamon flavor. Not bad, Nabisco.
And finally: New Brown Rice Sour Cream & Chive Triscuit Thin Crisps!
Probably the most familiar flavor, these New Brown Rice Sour Cream & Chive Triscuit Thin Crisps smelled chive-y and onion-y right out of the box. And when I popped them into my mouth, they were STRONG with the sour cream and onion flavor. Unlike the Cinnamon Sugar flavor, there wasn’t a muted quality to these – these crackers let you know RIGHT AWAY there’s onion all up in there.
Moreover, I thought the flavor profile Nabisco laid down with these was REALLY good. Very creamy with a nice authentic green onion flavor – not just some generic onion powder flavor. Pretty tasty, even if this is one of the most common flavors around. Crunch/texture, same as the others – very crunchy.
So there you have it! All in all, I’d say all of these flavors are pretty satisfying, and the Wasabi/Soy Sauce flavor did NOT disappoint at all if you like those flavors to begin with. I’d recommend any of these!
PURCHASED AT: Walmart
COST: $2.50 each
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